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CNN
Mar 24, 2011 11:00am EDT
. the airport will use tanker trucks to refuel planes today. >>> for a fifth straight day, coalition warplanes bombed military targets around libya's capital today. state tv showed what it said was a military base in flames. coalition air strikes on gadhafi forces outside misrata haven't stopped the shelling of those cities. >>> in yemen, a president under fire puts his supporters on the streets in a noisy demonstration. president salah is under intense pressure to step down immediately, but he is refusing. several of salah's key generals and diplomats switched sides after he launched a bloody crackdown last week. >>> in japan, levels of radioactive iodine in tokyo's water system, they dropped significantly today. officials say it is now safe for babies to drink tap water or for parents who use tap water in formula. but still the city handed out about a quarter million bottles of water today to homes with kids. >>> two fukushima nuclear workers are now in the hospital today for possible radiation poisoning. the men stepped in a puddle while laying cable at the plant. water seeped through the p
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
senators gary hart and norm coleman assess president obama's decision to use u.s. military power in libya. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people des
CNN
Mar 23, 2011 10:00pm EDT
out to the united states. senior u.s. officials tell cnn that a brother-in-law has been calling the state department almost every day. arab allies say they're also getting calls. we heard this talk yesterday from secretary of state clinton. it could be a sign that gadhafi's regime is looking for a way out. it could also be disinformation being put forward by the u.s. and others to make gadhafi not trust the people around him. in an interview, president obama said that gadhafi could wait it out, even though his forces have been weakened. today, secretary of state clinton said gadhafi and his inner circle have some choices to make. >> it will be up to gadhafi and his insiders to determine what their next steps are. but we would certainly encourage that they would make the right decision. not only institute a real comprehensive cease-fire, but withdraw from the cities and the military actions and prepare for a transition that does not include colonel gadhafi. the quickest way for him to end this is to actually serve the libyan people by leaving. >> gadhafi shows no sign that he's r
FOX News
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
, but temperatures below average. showers are beginning to break apart to the west of us across front royal and winchester and martinsburg. we could see a little sleet to the north of us for the next couple hours or so, not a point to amount to a lot. lingering morning showers give way to a gradual clearing 47-52 degrees. the extended outlook in a few minutes. now to lisa baden with traffic. >>> looks good on 66 and 95 and the beltway. overnight work on 95. 270, 95 in and out of baltimore looks good between frederick and the beltway. nothing complicated out of southern maryland. the pavement is dry. that will change. there is a complication in landover maryland. inner loop, the first exit for 50 the exit ramp closed because of the crash. >>> two murders two days and two blocks apart. >> this morning a suspect is in custody and charged with the deaths of two men in olney. the accused killer is due to appear in district court in rockville later today. if brianne carter is standing by with details. good morning. >> good morning. the suspect is expected to face a judge later today. authorities
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
for joining us this morning. >> that is something no one wants to talk about -- the possibility of snow. >> we could see a light accumulation. >> folks know that sometimes we get snow on opening day. >> i have been here for four years. maybe this year will be bright and sunny. it will not be this weekend. not good news as we head into the weekend forecast. the temperatures are in the 40's. we're not contending with any wintry mix. we have the possibility of seeing that. the rain has to go through here. i do think the snow will be held at bay at least today. we're in the mid 40's today. by sunday, we will be struggling to reach 40. we have a chance of seeing a light accumulation. right now, let's check out your morning commute. lick.oads are selec we have some new accidents. >> this is southbound on the harrisburg expressway. the other on the right loop approach in the j.f.x. as you travel along wabash, it is closed related to police activity. southbound york road, water main repair continues in the right lane. in catonsville, watch for a rare plant closure at jerusalem because of flooding. fiv
FOX
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
us about that in a moment. good morning, i'm tony perkins in for steve this morning. >> and i'm allison seymour. and we want to get right to tucker well news of how the rest of the day will shape up. we saw the picture, not too pretty. >> not pretty at all. we have fog across the area and cool temperatures. bring along a jacket. our highs today will struggle into the mid to upper 40s and still dealing with leftover rain. your hd radar showing activity breaking out as close as southwest washington, across southern side of the beltway. so all of this will be pushing east and then we still have pretty good rains to the south and west toward fredericksberg, east of culpeper. and this will be pushing into southern maryland in the next hour or so. so a few more showers and maybe steady rain to the south and then we'll see gradual clearing later on today. let's push on and we'll show you the satellite radar. you'll notice out to the west, a lot of cloud cover into ohio and indiana. but we're seeing breaks in kentucky and some of that will get into
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 4:00am EDT
for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with an incident at rag an national airport just outside the national's capital. if you're an anxious flyer, well, this will not help. because early wednesday morning, two airliners trying to land at reagan were unable to contact anyone in the control tower. it's reported that the lone air traffic controller on duty was apparently asleep. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, susan. tell us what happened here. >> hi, good morning, betty. this is something aviation officials say they have never seen before. first, one pilot calls in to air traffic control at reagan airport here in washington, then a second one does, looking to land, and they're greeted with nothing but silence. it was an event that could have turned out a lot worse. transportation secretary ray lahood has ordered a national review of air traffic control staffing, following a scary incident at reagan national airport. two airliners, loaded with passengers, were trying to land early wednesday, when the control tower suddenly went silent. after
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> what a cold day. >> yesterday was pretty bad. we were stuck in the 40's yesterday. gradual clearing. the next couple of days will be much better than the weekend. sunday, specifically. we're not seeing any kind of wintry mix. there is a batch of rain that still has to get through here. we could see a flake mixing and near the state line. temperatures are pretty positive for us. we're in the low 40's across the area. 44 in annapolis. we will not see much differentiation in the temperatures. we will be in the 40's all day long. turning partly cloudy later this afternoon. a good chance of snow on sunday. more on that coming up. >> the morning commute is kind of busy. we have some flooding left over from yesterday. southbound bel air road, watch for one lane being closed because of flooding. southbound york road, it water main break still being worked on traveling down from lutherville. edgewood road, we have fire department activity. pretty good shape, nine minutes on southbound 895 down to 9
CNN
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
control and found out amazingly that they're used to this. listen. >> american 1900, so you're aware, the tower is apparently not manned. we've made a few phone calls. nobody's answering. so two airports went in the past 10, 19 minutes, so you can expect to go some. >> a reason it's not manned? >> well, i'm going to take a guess and say at that controller got locked out. i've heard of this happening before. >> that's the first time i've heard of it. >> yeah. fortunately, it's not very often, but, yeah, it happened about a year ago. i'm not sure that's what happened now. but anyway, there's nobody in the tower. >> interesting. >> it is. >> both planes did land safely. but changes are coming. ray lahood released a statement saying today i directed the airport to place two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift. it's just not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical airspace. i've also asked faa administrator randy babbett to study staffing at other airports. >>> and with the number in japan entering 10,000, a 6.2 earthquake rockin
KBCW
Mar 23, 2011 10:00pm PDT
." >>> the prosecution says that is proof barry bonds used steroids. why one analyst says what we are hearing today may mean more damaging evidence is ahead for the former slugger. >>> and forget waiting for us to tell you. this business sends its own recall warnings. why the most recent one was a little too late though for one customer. >>> yes, she was an actress but she was also an activist. elizabeth taylor's special ties to the bay area. >>> and all the equipment you would find in a music studio donated to students in oakland. who is giving future musicians a leg up today. good evening i'm dana king. ken is off tonight. >>> a secretly recorded conversation took center stage at the barry bonds' trial today and in it bonds' personal trainer talks about injecting bonds. enough to prove bonds is guilty of lying about using steroids? well, listen for yourself. robert lyles has the recording. >> reporter: federal prosecutors waited until today to play for jurors an 8-year- old recording between this man, bonds' boyhood friend and business partner and his former trainer. the record is garbled but listen
NBC
Mar 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of an air assault on libya. really the third front the u.s. is fighting on these days. it was launched by president obama to protect civilians, he said, because gadhafi's forces were bearing down on the rebels' headquarter city of benghazi. but all those cruise missiles and bombs still haven't stopped the ground fighting. the rebels were under heavy fire today about 100 miles to the south of benghazi. and as you're about to see, our own chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, was with them and got about as close as you'd ever want to. richard is back safely in benghazi tonight and is with us from there tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the rebels have the will, they have the numbers, but they don't have the equipment or the discipline to take on gadhafi's forces where they're dug in, as we saw for ourselves firsthand today. the road outside benghazi today is a graveyard of gadhafi's armored vehicles, destroyed by western air strikes. after an hour and a half driving south flanked by desert, we reached the rebels' front line. there are no trenches or
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
. but you never know. i think all of us who loved her a lot had seen her get through so many extraordinary illnesses. in my case, you know, i sort of watched her over the past 20, 25 years, and she had been very sick many times, and she always had this extraordinary life force, and she sort of pushed through and came back. and i think we all thought that would be the case again, and definitely fervently hoped that. so it -- it's kind of shattering. and i think everybody around her, her very close friends and her family, are just devastated. >> you know, i was trying to think overnight, sally, about why it was that people around the world seemed to identify with her so much. none of us live a life like the one elizabeth taylor lived. and yet perhaps it was the fragility of her that allowed us to identify with her. she had ups and downs like all of us, turbulence, health issues, addiction. is that what you think made people really recognize her? >> i think that's definitely part of it. that she had these real challenges, and she was very honest about them. she was very authentic. i mean, eve
FOX
Mar 23, 2011 10:00pm PDT
and hilltop locations. we are bringing you team coverage tonight. our chief meteorologist will tell us the approach of the storm but we begin with ken wayne. >> reporter: julie, in just ten minutes ago the rain started coming down here. at times it comes straight down but then the wind will pick up and swirl the rain around. at times it has even turned sideways. the water is calm and the boats appear to be secure. but some boat owners learned the hard way that they have to take precautions as this next storm rolls into the bay area. this was how it looked monday after more than a dozen boats broke free and blown across richardson bay. with 45 miles per hour winds for wind they should check their vessels. we talked to one during the rain showers. >> every-bodies making sure that their boats are tied uptightly and check their moorings. typically boats breaking free from their mooring is the biggest item we would have to deal with. >> yes, i was worried that water was going to come in. >> reporter: she says her 62- foot long sailboat is secure. ron was tending to his 82-foot boat. his big
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
? and is it good or bad? ". although he never saw bonds get injected he was sure the homerun champion was using steroids. he said bonds complained about the pain. "the steroids, the shots were making his butt store." >>> at least a couple of times he says he saw fitness trainer and bonds disappear into his room and he says he later saw the trainer with a syringe. he secretly recorded anderson. in the extremely gashed audio played to the jurors he asked about how steroids tend to cause infections. [ inaudible ] record anderson, remember, was convicted for distributing steroids to pro these. the recording continues with anderson talking about types of steroids he injected. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: bonds attorney allan ruby grilled him on the stand questioning about his motives about the secret recording. he fired hoskins after having found out he forged his signature on memorabilia. he wanted bonds to stop taking the steroids. in fact, he was going to play the recording for bobbed' father but he never did. ruby asked him about some timing issues. hoskins bought that little tape- recorder in 200
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 11:35pm PDT
as a subject and friend. barbara walters is here with us. you interviewed elizabeth five times. reaction to her death is really breathtaking out there. on tv news, all the way out to twitter. really touched something deep in the country, across the generations, too. why? what was it about her that captured or imagination and held it for so long? >> reporter: well, i did interview her five times, but i also considered elizabeth taylor a friend and many people don't realize this, she had four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and she loved them dearly, so, i would like to say that my heart and sympathies go out to her family tonight. but to your question. everything she did was larger than life. she was the most beautiful child star. she was the most exquisite adult leading lady. she had 50 movies, two oscars, eight marriages, two to the same man. scandalous headlines and courageous activism. she lived her life her way and, terry, she didn't give a damn what anybody else thought about it. there are some people for whom even the words superstar seems too small. elizabeth tay
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:30pm PDT
says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victo, denouncinghat he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for control in eastern libya, where thehave been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention w
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 12:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
was for it before he was against it. >> it's whatever he can use to make some -- >> don't be so cynical. mike barnicle, seemed like a good idea until obama did it, now it just makes no sense at all. >> that's what i was going to m working overtime with newt. we have a couple clips portraying just exactly what you pointed out, joe. three weeks ago he's for doing exactly what president obama did and all of a sudden innocent last three days he's opposed everything president obama has done. >> can i pretend to disagree? >> yes. >> try. >> you can. give it a try. >> he was for intervention, then he thought it was too late and he didn't like the way it was executed in a multilateral way. if you're going for newt inconsistencies and hypocrisies, this one doesn't move the needle for me. >> just admit you've now salvaged the newt gingrich chapter of game change two, halperin. he's still talking to you. willie geist, before we get to news, i'm telling you, people are -- i'm dead serious. mark halperin talked about this in his note. it may be in vogue to make fun of donald trump's presidential run but w
PBS
Mar 24, 2011 12:30am PDT
the tactics used. >> having in mind the protection of the civilian population, how can one use air strikes, which lead to more losses among the peaceful population. we cannot help but be concerned. >> and among those actively involved in the air strikes, control remains as to who is an overall control of the operation. france, britain, in the u.s. have taken the lead so far, but nato has yet to agree whether the alliance should have a leading role in the mission. the meetings for talks have been scheduled for all of the key international players in london next week. ministers will be hoping to have resolved the issue of control by then. bbc news. >> earlier, i spoke to the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations under president bill clinton, and the arab league, the african union, and others that are not fully committed to air strikes, and president obama said the international community is fully behind the action in libya. >> first, you have to remember that the international community did pass this through the union, so there is that international credibility. as this goes on longer
FOX
Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
tragic. i mean, when you lose a family member ii's touching us cause it's almost like a family member to us. i mean it's just very, very tragic. you can still smell the smoke here now.. to remind you of what could happen." happen." other people.../ inside.../ got... out.../ safely..... áátheáá.../ cause ...of the fire.../ remains.../ under.../ investigation. in annapolis tonight... state lawmakers spent hours scrutinizing governor o'malley's operating budget. the budget is balanced...and also includes more than 120- milliondollars in left-over funds. it restores around two- thirdsof education funds originally cut in the governor's budget. but it also calls for about70-million dollars in fee increases.that includes doubling the"titling fee" when you buy anew car. meanwhile -- the state house voted to halt natural gas drilling in western maryland. they want a two year study to be completed before drilling in the marcellus shale region. a permit for drilling can be granted before the study is done.opponents see this as a moratorium... supporter say the
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
. as well as a major hail storm there. we're going to get the latest in a live report. al will give us the forecast in a couple of minutes. >> in the meantime, we'll get our first look inside the nuclear power plant in japan. you can see the dangerous and dark conditions those heroic workers are battling as they try to restore power to the reactors. and overnight, two workers had to be rushed to the hospital after being exposed to radioactive elements. we'll get details in a live report this morning. >> here's the question that i think will be of interest to a lot of parents out there. how far should a school go to protect one student with a severe peanut allergy? parents are in an uproar over the strict new rules put in place in an elementary school in florida. they claim what's being done there to keep one child safe is hurting other kids' education. we're going to hear from both sides in that story. >>> but we begin this morning with severe weather on both coasts. the weather channel's allison is in greensburg, pennsylvania. allison, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, m
WHUT
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
treatment. >> i spoke to the bbc's correspondent in tokyo and he gave us more about the situation of those workers. >> at this stage, there are very sketchy details about what the effects of the radiation might be. we know that the two of them that have been taken to the hospital -- one have been moved on to a specialist institute. the level of radiation that they were exposed to, we heard it is somewhere between 170 and 180 millisieverts per hour period that roughly equates to an outwardly rate of getting 2/3 of what is the recommended annual dose. a very high exposure level, and one that has caused a great yeadeal of concern and sparked a round of press conferences. they are giving out what information they can. they are fully aware that this will cause a great deal of alarm, the notion that some of the contractors working so hard to try to restore power to get the monitoring and cooling systems back up and running, that some of those workers may have come into serious harm. >> clearly, any reference to radiation obviously causes considerable alarm. we have seen that in tokyo with the wa
NBC
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
>>> good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. want to get you right to this new round of wicked weather moving into the bay area. marianne favro joins us live with more fear that rain there trigger mud slideses in areas already ravaged by the storm. >> but first, jeff ranieri tracking this next big storm. it's one after the other. >> while the latest round didn't bring a whole lot in the way of rainfall, we did see winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. and it's all of this rain, one storm ststems that's reallyor te helpin to keep this ground saturated. redwood city topping out with over an inch in the past 46 hours. two storms in two days. the first one arriving this morning and the second one is offshore. however, i want to bring your attention to this isolated rain we're still finding ourselves with. it's this break in between storms. heavier pockets of rainfall across the peninsula throughout south san francisco. also into san bruno. but the next storm is stronger than what we had this morning. and we're talking about some powerful winds
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
graphic photos showing morlock and another soldier posing with dead afghans. >>> u.s. coast guard says it may timely know the source of an oil slick that mysteriously washed in february to thelowest on record. >>> more fallout from japan's disaster. toyota says a shortage of japanese-made parts will likely impact production at one or more of its north american plants. >>> keep an eye on research in motion today. the blackberry maker reports earnings after the bell. >>> finally, here's one movie you probably won't be renting any time soon. yesterday a modern art festival in helsinki was set to screen what it believes the world's longest film with a running time of 240 hours. that means they'll still be screening it at this time next week. stock up on your popcorn. >>> well, the magic cast a spell over the knicks. the grizzlies gobble the shamrocks and last-second heroics from the ducks. >>> detroit looks to quinch the heat. and if you go with us, it'll be a win-win. it certainly will. this could be a win-win. this is going to be a win-win. win-win. you should say win-win... use a hyphen
NBC
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm PDT
with us right now you are east of felton near the santa cruz mountain community of mount herman and we hear another road is blocked off from yet another landslide? >> reporter: you're right, jeff. the slide happened at 11:00 this morning. in fact, we were driving on this road when we actually saw the rocks coming down and we also saw some sparks from the powerlines. i want to show you what's going on right now if you come down here, you can see that there is a man in a bucket truck up there. what he is doing is using a chainsaw to actually cut away the trees away from the power lines. looking down at the road, you can see how much this dirt has completely covered the roadway. no one can get through right now. it also brought down a very large tree. and this slide is impacting more than 400 people. >> the tree went over the line. >> reporter: drivers were directed to take a detour because of this danger, a rock slide crashed down on conference road in mount herman, blocking it. in a domino effect, the slide knocked down this tree which then took out powerlines. now these nearby homes ar
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 2:35am EDT
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 3:05am EDT
. >>> now to a story that shocked even us, even though we work the tough overnight hours. staffing at air traffic control towers around the country is being reviewed after two planes were forced to land at one of the nation's busiest airport without the tower's help. the lone controller apparently nodded off. jim sciutto reports from reagan national. >> reporter: for more than 20 harrowing minutes the tower at reagan national airport had gone ominously quiet. at 12:10 american airlines flight 1900 from dallas could not reach the tower after being handed over from regional controllers. the pilot executed a go-round following routine aviation procedure. failing to raise the tower on the second approach, the pilot treated the airport as if it were uncontrolled and landed. 15 minutes later, a united flight was also unable to contact anyone in the reagan tower. >> tower is apparently unmanned. called on the phone and nobody's answering, so that aircraft went in just as uncontrolled airport. >> that's interesting. >> it is. it's happened before, though. >> reporter: both flights landed s
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> thank you. britain says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victory, denouncing what he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for controleastee been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention would not
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 4:00am EDT
elizabeth taylor. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the first week of spring has come in with a bang, hitting some big chunks of the country, with everything from tornados to even heavy snow. >> in fact, one twister touched down in northern california last night. it damaged a half-dozen homes along a path that stretched at least a mile long. as the state braces for more nasty weather, cleanup continues in the east, after severe storms rip through pennsylvania. we get the latest from brad wheelis. >> reporter: neighborhoods in suburban pittsburgh were blown apart by a powerful tornado. at least 40 homes and a school in hempfield were damaged, moments after last night's funnel cloud sighting. >> i was scared to death. with my wife and kids. we were just scared to death. >> reporter: a similar scene of destruction in nebraska and iowa. >> all you could see was debris flying around. >> reporter: the twisters hit rural areas between omaha and sioux city. >> the garage just went boom. >> reporter: property owners wasted no time rebuilding. floodwaters are rising in sout
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
disquiet over the tactics used by allied air crews. >> having in mind the protection of civilians, how can one use airstrikes that lead to more losses? we cannot help but be concerned. amongst those involved, concern remains over who is in control of the operation. france, britain, and the u.s. has taken the lead but there is yet to be agreement. a meeting for talks has been scheduled for the key international players in london next week. ministers will have hoped to -- hope to have resolved the issue by then. >> the news from reuters, residents of tripoli said loud explosions have been heard in the ieee area. it is the fifth night of air strikes against colonel gaddafi is forces. that has come from city residents speaking to the reuters news agency. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israel will react aggressively and wisely after a first attack on a bus in jerusalem. one person was killed and 30 others injured after a blast of a crowded bus stop. there is much concern about another cycle of retaliation. >> chaos and confusion in central jerusalem this afternoon. traveling on
FOX
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
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CBS
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
says the rules need to be changed immediately. >>> targeting libya. u.s. and allied forces continue air strikes for the fifth straight night, but fail to stop moammar gadhafi from attacking a key rebel-held area. and in washington, the speaker of the house takes on president obama, as to why he didn't talk to congress before launching the attacks. >>> and remembering a legend. fans, friends, and some of hollywood's biggest stars honor elizabeth taylor's work both on-screen and off as the nation mourns the passing of the big-screen icon. we're going to look back at her life and her love, "early" this thursday morning, march 24th, life and her love, "early" this thursday morning, march 24th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. boy do we have a talker of a story. >> is this a stunner or what? it tops our news this morning. we begin with the investigation of washington's reagan national airport, where air traffic controller apparently just fell asleep on the job early wedn
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 4:00am EDT
, there were ships enforcing the u.s. arms embargo. today, the president meets with his national security team to discuss strategy. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. no doubt, the question will be today what is the end game here? the president has anonsed that we will not be sending ground troops into libya, yet we're sending more warships there as we speak. the big question, who is going to take over within days as the president has promised? the french has said they only want a technical role. nato can't seem to agree who will take over. that remains a big question. it's a question they're asking about on capitol hill. house speaker john boehner sending a letter saying his administration is sending mixed messages about this mission. meantime, secretary of state hillary clinton has a message for moammar gadhafi saying the end game rests with him, that it's his decision when to step down and end all this. finally, what does the american public think? we have results this morning from a new reuters poll. 60% say they support the ac
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
. we'll have police activity on the right hand shoulder. count on us for information at wjz.com. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. two uncontrolled landings of jetliners at reagan international. aviation officials say they've never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: the transportation secretary ordered a national review of air traffic control staffing following a scary incident at reagan national airport. two airliners loaded with passengers were trying to land and the control tower went sigh leapt -- silent. an american airlines was forced to contact a regional controller 40 miles away. the recording captured the confusion. >> we called a few times on the land line and now, we're calling on the commercial line. they're not answering. >> reporter: moments later, a united flight was on approach. >> just so you're aware, we had one aircraft going into dca and the tower is unmanned. we called on the phone and no one's answering. that aircraft went into the uncontrolled airport. >> reporter: the two planes landed safely and the incident raised questio
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
't predict how long the operation will last, he did say the u.s. could transfer control of it to allied by saturday. meanwhile, house speaker boehner wrote to president obama today to complain that the mission's goals are not clearly defined. more now from mark phillips in tripoli. >> reporter: day five of the bombing campaign over libya and the combined coalition air forces have declared something like victory. >> their air force no longer exists as a fighting force. to the point that we can operat. >> reporter: control of the skies has led to near control on the ground, as moammar qaddafi's forces have learned. and as the bombing has continued, the brave face of the regime is showing some worry lines. instead of rambling on for hours as he often does, moammar qaddafi's latest pep rally's speech lasted a brief three minutes. out in public is a risky place for him to be these days. and where the obedient cheering crowds once numbered in tens of thousands, now they are often down to a few hundred, sometimes to mere dozens. even the regime's once p.r. machine is grinding down. today after
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